Professor Prasad Elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
June 5, 2008
Dr. Marehalli G. Prasad, a professor and Director of the Noise and Vibration Control Laboratory in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stevens Institute of Technology, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The Fellow grade of membership recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession. Newly elected Fellows are recognized annually in the November issue of Mechanical Engineering Magazine.
At the time of advancement from member grade, a Fellow shall be a corporate member of the Society, have been responsible for significant engineering achievements, and shall have not less than 10 years of active practice and 10 years of continuous corporate membership in ASME.
Dr. Prasad has made significant contributions in teaching and research to the field of acoustics and vibration. His pioneering research on acoustical source characterization of sources in ducts using direct and indirect methods has important applications to muffler design. At Stevens, he built the Noise and Vibration Control Laboratory including anechoic and reverberation chambers. He has published 100 papers. Two papers have received awards. He has made several invited presentations at national and international meetings. Under NSF International Travel Grants, he has presented papers in conferences in France, China, and India. He has worked as a Noise Control Expert for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. He has chaired ASME Technical Committee on Duct Acoustics.
Dr. Prasad’s research contributions have been published in several refereed international journals and have been included in several acoustics books by other authors. He has presented several invited lectures including at Nelson Industries, Wisconsin; Nova-Husky Research Corporation, Calgary; Carrier Corporation, Syracuse; and at a research symposium of International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
Currently, Dr. Prasad is the faculty advisor for ASME Student Section and also a co-advisor for Student Section of Engineers without Borders (EWB) at Stevens. Dr. Prasad is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of India, and a Board Certified Member of Institute of Noise Control Engineering.
“We are very proud of Dr. Prasad’s accomplishments to-date, wish him good health and look forward to his continued contributions to the progress of our department, school and Institute in the years to come,” said Costas Chassapis, Professor and Director of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens.
“I am very pleased to have been elected a Fellow of ASME as it indicates the recognition of my contributions to area of acoustics and vibrations as part of mechanical engineering. In addition, I am happy with this recognition as Stevens has a special role in the history of ASME” said Professor Prasad.